The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Sekoi is an adorable juvenile Green sea turtle. Sekoi was found off Treasure Island, Florida on April 9th, 2006 and was brought to the Clearwater Aquarium. He was transfered to the Turtle Hospital on February 21st, 2006 with tankmates Trey and Rachel. Sekoi had small fibropapilloma tumors on his left eye, tail, and left rear flipper. Although the tumors were small, they still had to be removed. Once Fibropailloma tumors are removed, the turtle’s immune system is usually strong enough to prevent them from returning. However, just to be sure, Sekoi like all the other fibropapilloma patients, will be monitored at the hospital for a full year after surgery.

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